"For every deficit or weakness you have, you also have a superpower." — Keynote Speaker David Kessler
Five Kildonan students traveled to San Francisco, CA to attend the 2017 EdRev (Education Revolution) Conference from April 19 to April 23. Each year, our Eye to Eye students are invited to this conference, which is organized by Parent Education Network (PEN) and held at AT&T Park.
The trip provides a wonderful opportunity for our students to gain an increased sense of empowerment and awareness, building on their mentoring experience with the LD students they work with throughout the course of the year at Dover Elementary School. Our students also participated in EdRev Up, a pre-conference program that provided icebreaker and advocacy based activities designed to connect our students with other students from other LD schools. Keynote Speaker David Kessler delivered many important messages to the students in attendance, imparting on them that they are "part of the LD mafia...whenever someone in a group says they have an LD, I say me too."
Students enjoyed sightseeing opportunities in and around the city, as well as sampling the local cuisine. The sights included The Presidio, the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz (in the distance), Japantown, Stinson Beach, visiting the redwoods at Muir Woods National Monument, the ruins of Sutro Baths at Lands End, and the Japanese Tea Garden at Golden Gate Park. Associate Headmaster Jeremy Robbins and Lisa McGhee accompanied the students on the trip.
EdRev Keynote Speaker David Kessler
Students visited the Japanese Tea Garden at Golden Gate Park
Some of the sights during their trip to San Francisco